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Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Cagey clash expected to finish level

  • Maritzburg's brilliant defensive displays have ensured a fine run of form
  • Sundowns have dropped off the pace with 2 draws in their last 3 matches.
  • Sundowns are 6 points of Chiefs at the top of the PSL table with a game in hand
  • Two of the best defences in the PSL clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium
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Mamelodi Sundowns are tipped to lose further ground in the PSL title race (Getty Images)

Maritzburg United face Mamelodi Sundowns in a PSL clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Friday evening. Although technically a home game for Maritzburg, two of the best defensive teams in the league will play at Sundowns’ usual home venue.

Maritzburg United Form


Maritzburg United lost 3-2 to Black Leopards in their first game after lockdown. They were 2-0 down and came back to 2-2 thanks to goals from Keagan Buchanan and Mxolisi Kunene, but Leopards scored in the second half to take all three points.

Prior to the lockdown, Maritzburg United had won four league games in a row and coach Eric Tinkler won Coach of the Month in February and March.

Maritzburg United News


Maritzburg United have a doubt over left-back Mxolisi Kunene. Richard Ofori should continue in goal have suffered a family bereavement.

Mamelodi Sundowns Form


Mamelodi Sundowns lost their last match 3-2 to Cape Town City. Having trailed 2-0, they pulled a goal back before half-time but went 3-1 down in the second half before a late goal by Keletso Makgalwa.

Since the restart, Sundowns are three league games without a win having also drawn 0-0 with Orlando Pirates and 1-1 with Highlands Park.

Mamelodi Sundowns News


Mamelodi Sundowns are expected to be missing two right-backs in Thapelo Morena and Anele Ngcongca. In defence, both Mosa Lebusa and Ricardo Nascimento should be fit to return.

Mauricio Affonso is missing up front as he remains stuck in Uruguay after the lockdown.

Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns Head to Head


Mamelodi Sundowns hold an 19-6 advantage against Maritzburg United with six draws in 31 matches. Mamelodi beat Maritzburg 2-1 when the sides met in the Telkom Knockout Final.

Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns Odds


Mamelodi Sundowns are 2.10 favourites with Maritzburg United available at 3.65. A draw is priced at 3.10 at betfair. 

Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns Match Up


Maritzburg United have performed above expectations this season and are currently 6th on the PSL table. Sundowns are still in with a shot at the title.

Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns Stats


  • Maritzburg United have won 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Maritzburg United have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 8 matches (Premier Soccer League).
  • Mamelodi Sundowns have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Mamelodi Sundowns have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Mamelodi Sundowns have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 6 matches (all competitions).

Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns FAQ

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Where is Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns being played?

Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns is being played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

When is Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns being played?

Maritzburg United vs Mamelodi Sundowns is being played at 17:00 BST on Friday 21 August 2020.

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Verdict

This match is expected to end in a 1-1 draw.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @+210 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @+500 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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